The Secret Life of Walter Mitty. Mitty is an anonymous everyman who uses fantasy as a way to escape from his… important and creatively rewarding job at LIFE magazine? And his… understanding and supportive mother? Not to mention his…new girlfriend who thinks he’s terrific? Wait a minute. Is this Mitty’s real life or one of his fantasies?
American Hustle. It’s less about Abscam than the bad hair decisions made by men in the 70s. Bale has an elaborate comb over, Cooper sports a self-administered perm, and Renner tops off his head with an impressive pompadour. It’s a regular rogue’s gallery of unfortunate hairstyles.
The Wolf of Wall Street. Even though Martin Scorsese’s stock soared with Hugo, creatively he now finds himself in a bear market with The Wolf of Wall Street.
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6 ‘n 90. Da Man reviews six films in ninety seconds.
Her. It doesn’t take place in a dystopian future. The frame isn’t filled with high-tech CGI effects. And humanity hasn’t managed to all but wipe itself out. What kind of science fiction film is this, anyway? The kind that can surprise and move you.
Dallas Buyers Club. First Anne Hathaway lost 25 pounds to be in Les Miserables, and now Matthew McConaughey loses even more weight for his role in Dallas Buyers Club. In the future, Academy members won’t vote for best actor but will hold a weigh-in, and whoever comes in lowest will take the Oscar.
Philomena. This is the story of a woman who was forced by a convent to sign away the parental rights to her young son, and of her 50 year search to find him. You know, sometimes it seems like it takes that long to find a decent movie at the local multiplex, but if you go to see this film, both your search, and Philomena’s, will have a happy ending.
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. While not quite a bullseye, Catching Fire is far from being a “bouncer.” In this segment, Katarina Aguilar joins the Misfits to discuss the film adaptation of the second book in The Hunger Games series.
Thor: The Dark World. Hollywood has its own version of the Asgardian Convergence. Every so often the availability of A-list actors aligns with a confused script, two hundred million dollars, and a green light, resulting in a blockbuster motion picture. Portals open at movie theaters all over the world, and huge amounts of money are sucked into the studio coffers.